Miguel A Quinteros
Number of games in database: 835
Years covered: 1966 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2422
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555
Overall record: +315 -248 =272 (54.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 English (47) 
    A14 A15 A10 A17 A13
 King's Indian (44) 
    E62 E90 E63 E60 E73
 Reti System (38) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (30) 
    B89 B96 B42 B41 B80
 English, 1 c4 c5 (28) 
    A30 A34 A36 A32 A39
 English, 1 c4 e5 (26) 
    A22 A29 A21 A25 A20
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (170) 
    B92 B97 B93 B27 B90
 Sicilian Najdorf (77) 
    B92 B97 B93 B90 B96
 King's Indian (68) 
    E92 E62 E76 E66 E83
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A56 A65 A79 A64 A77
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    A46 A45 A40 A41 E10
 Pirc (20) 
    B08 B07 B09
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976 1-0
   Quinteros vs V Tukmakov, 1973 1-0
   Quinteros vs E Torre, 1973 1-0
   Gligoric vs Quinteros, 1982 0-1
   Spassky vs Quinteros, 1981 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Buenos Aires (1970)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Buenos Aires (Konex) (1979)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Mar del Plata (1982)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Games from Argentina by Gottschalk
   Manila 1973 by Tabanus
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1974 by suenteus po 147
   Buenos Aires (Konex) 1979 by Tabanus
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1979 by Tabanus
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmasters Tt by Benzol
   Bauang 1973 by Tabanus

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(born Dec-28-1947) Argentina

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Miguel Angel Quinteros was born in Buenos Aires. He was awarded the IM title in 1970 and the GM title in 1973, and has been Argentine champion in 1966 and 1980. Two times South American champion (the two zonals). In tournaments he was 2nd= at Portoroz 1973, 1st= at Torremolinos 1973, 1st at Lanzarote 1974, 2nd at Lone Pine 1976, 2nd= at London 1977, 1st at Wellington 1978 (See Game Collection: 1st Burroughs Computers Grandmasters Tt), 1st at Moron zt 1982, 2nd at New York 1983, 1st at Netanya 1983, 1st at Corrientes zt 1985, and 3rd= at Baden-Baden 1985. From 1970 to 1984 he also played on a number of Argentine Olympiad teams.

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 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 835  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Garcia vs Quinteros  0-132 1966 ARG-chE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
2. Quinteros vs O Molteni  1-050 1966 ARG-chA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
3. Pelikan vs Quinteros  1-036 1966 ARG-chE77 King's Indian
4. Quinteros vs O Bazan  ½-½31 1966 ARG-chA36 English
5. Quinteros vs M Pugach  1-041 1966 ARG-chA53 Old Indian
6. J M Garcia vs Quinteros  0-134 1966 ARG-chA15 English
7. R Garcia vs Quinteros  ½-½79 1966 ARG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
8. Quinteros vs J A Rubinetti  1-041 1966 ARG-chE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. Quinteros vs L Chemes  1-026 1966 ARG-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Quinteros vs L Bronstein  1-049 1966 ARG-chE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
11. E Figueroa vs Quinteros  1-031 1966 ARG-chB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. J Behrensen vs Quinteros  0-158 1966 ARG-chA53 Old Indian
13. Quinteros vs J Haddad  1-023 1967 ARG-ch qualE73 King's Indian
14. G Gonzalez vs Quinteros  ½-½39 1967 Mar del Plata opB20 Sicilian
15. Foguelman vs Quinteros  1-057 1967 Mar del Plata opE60 King's Indian Defense
16. J Hase vs Quinteros  1-052 1967 ARG-ch qualB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Quinteros vs J Palermo  0-131 1967 ARG-ch qualC39 King's Gambit Accepted
18. F Benko vs Quinteros  1-086 1967 Mar del Plata opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. V Brond vs Quinteros  1-040 1967 ARG-ch qualA53 Old Indian
20. J Sumar vs Quinteros  ½-½63 1967 Mar del Plata opE92 King's Indian
21. Quinteros vs M Schatzle  1-045 1967 ARG-ch qualA22 English
22. Quinteros vs E Grane  1-060 1967 Mar del Plata opA15 English
23. L Szlos vs Quinteros 0-120 1967 ARG-ch qualA02 Bird's Opening
24. Quinteros vs M Armas  ½-½42 1967 Mar del Plata opB07 Pirc
25. Quinteros vs R Rollansky  1-024 1967 Mar del Plata opD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
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Dec-28-07  stonebrain2006: See game 456. Quinteros 1/2 Kasparov 1/2 Moscow, 1982.
Dec-28-07  stonebrain2006: Certainly, Mr. Quinteros was not a beginner.
Quinteros 1/2 Karpov 1/2 Wien open, 1986
Quinteros 1/2 Smyslov 1/2,1986.
Dec-28-07  stonebrain2006: A game worth looking is:
Quinteros 1 Tigran Petrosian 0, Buenos Aires, 1979.
The former world champion thoroughly trashed by the Argentinian playboy in a Catalan!
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  Fusilli: <stonebrain2006> Just a little tip: if you go to the page for the game you cite and then copy the URL for that page into your post, your post will show the game in question (rather than the URL) and it will be a link. Useful for your readers if you are inviting them to check out that game. For example: Quinteros vs Petrosian, 1979
Dec-28-08  Augalv: Happy Birthday GM Quinteros!
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  Fusilli: <Augalv> Hey, do you know anything about Quinteros nowadays? Where is he? Is he still active?
Dec-28-08  Augalv: <Fusilli> He is semi-retired, he plays in tournaments but very rarely. He is more active now as a Fide Representative in Argentina.
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  talisman: HAPPY B'DAY MIGUEL!

who was it who called miguel the #1 ladies man?

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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday Grandmaster Miguel A. Quinteros!
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  GrahamClayton: A pgn download of Quinteros' games can be found at:

Jun-23-10  I play the Fred: All-playa GM team:

Board 1: Jose Raul Capablanca
Board 2: Lev Alburt
Board 3: Miguel Quinteros
Board 4: ???

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  talisman: the real identity of "The Most Interesting Man in the World".
Dec-28-10  azziadrian: Felicidades Maestro!
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  wordfunph: Miguel Quinteros was criticized for declining draws offered by famous masters. "I didn't travel 10,000 kilometers to Leningrad just for the sake of drawing," he retorted. Fortune was not on his side, and he lost to Byrne and Tal.

happy 63rd birthday Maestro Miguel!

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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Quinteros!
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  Maatalkko: <Talisman> Yeah, he does look much like the guy in those Dos Equis ads.
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  talisman: happy birthday Miguel.
<Maatalkko> Dos Equis!...gonna try one today.
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  Maatalkko: <talisman> Stay thirsty, my friend.

Yeah, those ads work. I get Dos Equis at a Mexican place when they don't have Bohemia.

Mar-28-11  theodor: congratulaciones, Miguel, estas grande!
Mar-28-11  rapidcitychess: Nice picture.
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  HeMateMe: Es un hombre rico?
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  Caissanist: It was Topalov who called Quinteros the #1 ladies man ("but he is not so successful as a chess player").
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  GrahamClayton: <Benzol>I believe his wife was a former Miss Argentina

According to an article in the "Australian Women's Weekly", dated 24 May 1978, Quinteros's wife was Benje, who was crowned "Miss Phillipines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975.

Here is the full text of the article:

"There are only 40 chess grandmasters in the world. Miguel Quinteros is one, but he looks more like a showbiz star.

The 29-year-old Argentinian is the first chess grandmaster to visit Australia. He is here with his wife, Benjie, who was "Miss Philippines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975, to help publicise the chess Olympics due to be held in Argentina in October.

Ten Australians, including four women, will play in the olympics. "Your players are all young, and chess at top competition level is definitely a game for the young," said Miguel.

"lt's easy to think it is only mentally demanding, but it has been calculated that one game of championship chess burns up as much physical energy as three sets of tennis."

Miguel studies chess up to eight hours every day. He spends almost as long making sure he is physically fit to stand up to top match pressures, but he does not find that too difficult - he was once a professional soccer player.

"As a grandmaster I can earn up to $40,000 a year and get to see plenty of the world. If I had remained a soccer player it's unlikely I would ever have left Argentina - and then I wouldn't have met my wife (at a chess match in the Philippines).

"Almost anyone can become a chess champion," Miguel added. "People think you need a special sort of brain."

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  wordfunph: from Michael de la Maza's book Rapid Chess Improvement, page 24..

<You must now that if you refuse to study tactics then, to quote GM Miguel Quinteros, you are 'doomed to remain weak' and are 'well advised to take up something else, like knitting.'>


Mar-17-14  Yopo: He was to meet with Fischer in Yugoslavia under the embargo therefore was excluded from international tournaments organized by FIDE. Playng chess in the Web, it has become one of the best players in the ICC
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